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138
The Cirapu-silver which is due to us as tirtha-kaiiika from the
village of Palakaliu which Krmaraya gave us for our Nayak-
ship, we grant to the Grod for defraying the expenses of his day-
time offerings as long as the Sun and the Moon last, so that
the merit may accrue to our liege-lord, Krsnaraya and our
parents.
An inscrifih* at Jfuruvant in the Jdcni isluk of the Biliary district; L.R* 23, pp. 7-8.
135. KSSNABEVARAYA AND THE TAMBALAS OF
PUSPAGIRI.
SUMMARY.
On one occasion, Krsnadevaraya paid a visit to the temple
of Siva at Puapagiri with the object of offering worship to the
God. The priests of the temple who were Tambalas by caste
regulated the course of their daily life on the model of the
orthodox Brahmans. So, when the Raya entered the precincts
of the temple, he saluted the priests who came to meet him ;
but perceiving that their response to his salutation was different
from the usual response of the Brahmans, he instituted enquiries
regarding their caste; and discovering that they were
Tambalas and not Brahmans, he was annoyed at having
saluted men of a lower caste. Therefore, he resolved to
establish a Brahman colony at Puspagiri, so that there mio'ht
be Brahmans for chanting the Vedas during the temple
festivals; and having sent for the Brahmans of the neigh-
bouring ctf/rahara of Groturu, he granted them the village of
Pugpagiri also as an agrahara.
Keijiyat of ff*n»madg*xdam, Z. R. 37, pp. 243-8.
136.   CHESS AT K^SNARAYA'S COURT
SUMMABY.
These two verses state that Bodducerla China Timmana
of Kaa&ika-f £ira belonging to the Naudavarika sect of Brah-
mans defeated invariably King Krsnaraya in the game of chess,
notwithstanding the help which the latter used to get from
several advisers.*
* Thwa two r«r*es are attributed to a certain Bo^ucerla Timmana who obtained the
<rf Kopj»5ia from Kr?n«l«waya as a reward for   Ht skill  in  the  eaaae   of
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